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eliminating hunger and we have work to do. fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. pbs station from viewers like thank you. tavis: jamie williams is a noted author. she is -- amy wilentz is a noted author. her latest revisits the nation of haiti. it is called "farewell, fred voodoo." we should start by talking about the title. >> friend voodoo is a name the international press corps used to name for the haitian on the street. what i would like to say is they are trained to go deeper than that and not just have a stereotypical view of haitians and what old colonists used to associate with their religion, but something real and in control of their own will, so farewell to the old image. let's look get the new -- look at the new haiti. tavis: what would you say is the typical american view? >> there is a lot of reality. impoverished. we associate in the u.s. poverty with backwardness, especially in a nation filled with akron people is american thing. and there is to do, -- is voodoo, and that image of them being associated with religion thought of assets --
the u.s. government's role for when drone attacks can be launched to kill american citizens. the justice department that the government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent. more lenient standards then publicly known for drug -- drone attacks. here is steve kingston. and under what exact circumstances will the u.s. government authorized the killing of an american citizen abroad? but the answers are here. it is a 16-page memo written by the lawyers of the justice department, as requested by congress. it is a document that is not strictly classified, but it was not meant to become public. what these lawyers do here is justified is targeted killing of american citizens who have worked with or parts of al qaeda and expense various groups. that is the justification if they pose a an immense threat to america. it provides a very elastic definition of what is an imminent threat. you do not need to know this is a bit of who, what, where, and when of a particular plot against america. it is enough for these individuals to be linked to al qaeda because of a continuing threat a
: a leaked document today put the spotlight back on lethal strikes by the u.s. government on u.s. citizens abroad. in response, top officials in the obama administration argued their actions are justified and legal. >> primary concern is to keep the american people safe, now do so in a way that's consistent with our laws and our values. >> ifill: attorney general eric holder today defended the justice department's rationale for authorizing the killings of americans overseas. >> we are -- we have as a basis for action that we take a congressional statute that allows us to operate against al qaeda and associated entities not only in pakistan or not only in afghanistan but in other parts of the world. we say that we only take these kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible and when we are confident that we're doing so in a they's consistent with a federal international law. >> ifill: nbc news obtained a 16-page justice department white paper apparently prepared for congressional committees last summer that describes the obama administration's legal reasoni
explore the legal and other issues surrounding the u.s. policy. >> ifill: then, federal and state governments sue a credit ratings agency it says gave good ratings to bad mortgage investments. >> brown: ray suarez looks at president obama's use of campaign-style events to push his legislative agenda. >> ifill: hari sreenivsan examines a million-dollar match fixing scandal shaking the world of international soccer. >> brown: and playing with the enemy: we have the story of an orchestra of israelis and arabs coming together for music, and maybe more. >> the only way that we can achieve anything that is remotely related to peace is if we sit together and talk or if we at least try to. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> sailing through the heart of historic landscapes you see things differently. you get close to iconic landmarks, to local life, to cultural treasures. it's a feeling that only the river can give you. these are journeys that change your perspective on the world and perhaps even yourself. viking
through the laundry. criminal charges are a whole other kettle of fish. the u.s. attorney in los angeles investigated lance armstrong for almost two years and suddenly weirdly dropped everything without explaining anything a year ago, and reporters yesterday had a shot at asking whether the whole oprah interview and the admission i'm a druggy changed anything, when it comes to how the feds look at their set of facts. here's what he said. take a look. >> we made a decision on that case i believe it's a little over a year ago. obviously we have been well aware of the statements that have been made by mr. armstrong and other media reports. that's not changed my view at this time. we will continue to look at the situation. but it hasn't changed our view as i stand here today. >> it hasn't changed our view as i stand here today. jeffrey toobin, that's one u.s. attorney based in southern california, do all of the u.s. attorney's all over the country work in concert? or might one u.s. attorney say on another coast be working on a whole different investigation that he might not know about? >> th
justification for drone strikes against u.s. citizens found to be operatives of al qaeda. >> they're legal, ethical, and wise. >> quake in the south pacific. >> reports at least five people are dead in the solomon islands. >> governor jerry brown taking on rick perry. >> who would want to spend their summers in 110-degree heat. >> the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. >> these reforms would reduce our government's bill. what's up, camera men? come on. they're breaking my flow all the time. >> lindsey vonn out the rest of the skiing season after a scary crash that tore her acl and mcl and broke a bone in her lower right lane. >> in south korea, a scary car accident caught on tape. both drivers managed to survive. >> all that -- >> kobe bryant with an attack. >> were your children ever raised by nannies? >> yes, did have some nannies, yes. >> when they came for the job interview, did they walk in and go great? >> her man the bicycle-riding dog. >> -- and all that matters -- >> i'm worried that he might have a heart atta
islands. >>> the u.s. postal service announcing plans to stop their saturday delivery. first class mail it will begin august 1st. >>> california governor jerry brown taking on texas governor rick perry, governor perry encouraging businesses to move to texas. >>> the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. >> these reforms would reduce our government's bill. what's up, cameraman? >>> lindsey vonn out the rest of the season after a scary crash. >>> in south korea aer isifying car crash caught on tape. both drivers managed to survive. >>> all that. >> the drive, oh kobe bryant on a rk attack! >> were your children raised by nannies? >> yes. >> when they came for the job interview did they walk in and see you and go great. >> the bicycling riding dog. >> and all that matters. >> i worry he may have a heart attack or stroke. it's like a time bomb waiting to happen. >> on "cbs this morning." ♪ two tickets to paradise ♪ >> you are not going to hollywood. ♪ whoa whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa ♪ captioning funded by
at an area hospital. >>> the ex-marina ccused of killing a former navy s.e.a.l. sniper and a u.s. veteran at a shooting range was acting crazy the night of the shooting acourting to eddie routh's sister. >> listen, my brother came here, he told me he just committed a murder. >> okay, hold on -- >> and i'm terrifiedor my life because i don't know if he's going to come back here. he said he killed two guys at a shooting range. like he's all crazy. he's [ bleep ] sipsychotic. i'm sorry for my language. i don't know if he's on drugs or not. >> police arrested r eed routh y after those charges. in an incident last year he threatened suicide after his dad said he was going to sell his gun. >>> the search resumes this morning at an underground alabama bunker where a little boy was held hostage for six days. the fbi now looking for more bombs after already finding two bombs in and around that bunker. rescue team breached the bunker monday pulling evan to safety. the kidnaper, jimmy lee dykes, died from several gunshot wounds and this morning ethan is at home, celebrating his sixth bir birthday an
standard & poor's. the debt rating agency gave mortgage-backed securities high ratings. but the u.s. and california's attorneys general say s&p knew that the investments were no good. for the first time, attorney general holder is pointing blame at a wall street firm for helping spark the financial collapse. the government says ratings agency standard & poor's advised investors to buy mortgage investments it knew were risky. >> this alleged conduct is egregious and goes to the heart of the recent financial crisis. >> california lost almost $1 billion attributable to s&p's conduct. >> reporter: big banks packaged their mortgages into securities. s&p gave those securities high ratings signalling to investors that they were a safe bet. but the government says it has evidence s&p knew the investments were in trouble but approved them anyway to get more business from the banks. >> it's sort of like buying sausage from your favorite butcher. and he assures you that the sausage was made fresh that morning and is safe. what he doesn't tell you is that i
of either saying the pledge of allegiance or observing a moment of silence. >>> the u.s. justice department along with california and several other states filed suit against standard and poors. the suit claims s & p refused to warn investors that the housing department would be collapsing because it would be bad for business. >> s & p gave premium ratings to risky investments. >> reporter: state attorney general camela harris says fund those investments based on s & p ratings. >>> wall street rebounded today following yesterday's steep drop. the dow's gained 99 points to gain 25 points shy. nasdaq was up 40 points. investors saw poz táeu signs in housing. >>> dell computer is going private. michael dell and an investment company are buying the trading company. dell's profits have faded and this could be michael dell's plans to restore the company to its former glory. >>> a man is accused of trying to snatch up a girl that was riding a bike. the man cursed at her as she was peddling down emerson street. then as she got closer she say it is man crossed the street and tried to snatch her up.
on u.s. terror suspects overseas to what he knew about the bush administration's so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. plus concerns that he, leaked classified information when he briefed reporters about the bin laden raid and the underwear bomber plot. these are big topics. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more on this let's start on one topic out of all those big ones, catherine this so-called enhanced interrogation program. tell us where brennan stand now and whether he changed his position over the years. >> reporter: good morning. john brennan will be interrogated on his statements on enhanced interrogation program which included waterboarding on cbs news the brennan defend the program. that is lot of information coming out of the procedures that agency used against hardcore terrorists t has saved lives. since brennan apparently taken a position against the program and claim he raised concerns at agency about a program that critics describe as torture. a former deputy director at the agency could not confirm for fox that bren
awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed, even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. meanwhile, john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have stolen data belongs to some 4,000 bankers. the fed spokeswoman tells "the wall street journal," no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong is the target of an active criminal investigation. federal agents are looking into possible obstruction of justice
makes the decision is, quote, an informed, high-level official of the u.s. government, which doesn't tell us much. who is that? is that the secretary of defense? is it the cia director? is it the national security advisor? is it the president of the united states? the vice president? we don't know. so this topic really dominated the briefing yesterday. jay carney insisted on every level, we are doing the right thing. >> we have acknowledged to the united states that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct targeted al-qaeda terrorists in order to present attacks on the united states and save american lives. we couple conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing threats t and save american lives. these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> legal, ethical and wise and jay carney says here is the legal authority we are talking about. >> also takes his responsibility in conducting the war against al-qaeda as authorized by congress in a way that is fully consistent with our constitution and all of the
city in the u.s. and over 40 million tourists visit the city every year. the 1.3 billion gallons of water required every day are delivered by a system of extraordinary scale and complex engineering. man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do something to it, is very difficult. narrator: two massive underground tunnels, called simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th cent
. kristen and eric? >> we have breaking news from the u.s. postal service announcing they are stopping mail delivery on saturday starting in august. packages will still be delivered and post office locations will be open on the weekend, this move is expected to save $2 billion a year. the struggling agency is looking for ways to cut cost amid competition from the e-mail and the internet. >> developing news today, san francisco police land to share details in the renewed investigation into one of the bay area's most baffling missing child cases, after new developments in the kevin collins disappearance, amy is live in san francisco. amy? >> we hope to hear more, expect to hear more about the man who used to live in this home in the haight-ashbury neighborhood. his name was dan kelly and he died five years ago. police have called him their key suspect in the disappearance of kevin collins who was 10 years when he vanished in 1984. there was an intense search for kevin at the time that captured national attention. police never searched the home or the backyard of the suspect. the cold case uni
targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad was in egypt. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big shine of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. an suv struck an oncoming after flying over a hedge. it shattered the car's wind shooeld, but we are told both drivers somehow managed to survive the accident. >> wow. you can hear the screaming. oh, one more time. >>> as if getting ready to give birth isn't anxiety producing enough, and i know, listen to this story. they were rushing to the hospital when a thief stole their van, which was being warmed up in their driveway. oh! deputies followed the van in hot pursuit, reaching speeds up to 80 miles per hour until they th
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